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Camera dosent work due to the battery cover micro-switch not shutting off

The camera suggests switching off and then on again. the cover is fully closed and locked and i have tried at least 50 times, batteries are new ! any idea

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Paul, This is going to require a visit to your local camera shop, it is nothing that is a user fix.

Posted on Jan 25, 2013

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I have the same camera (Fuji Finepix 345) and a problem that may have been similar. When I powered on the camera the lens would extend but as soon as I attempted to take a picture the camera lens would retract and the camera powered itself off.

The camera is now working. I followed the troubleshooting steps at this address:

http://camerarepair.blogspot.com/2007/12/fixing-lens-error-on-digital-camera.html

Gently holding onto the lens to prevent it from retracting during power off was the solution that worked for me.

My camera's problem seemed to slowly get worse over time until it finally stopped taking pictures. At first my wife and I noticed that pictures were sometimes out of focus. It turned out that my wife takes pictures using the viewfinder where I use the LCD screen. She wouldn't notice that pictures were out of focus. If I saw that the LCD was out of focus I'd power cycle, press the zoom button to get the lens to move, and/or try tapping the camera while upside down and powering on. Eventually it got so bad that we couldn't get any pictures in focus and I ended up buying a different camera. Then last night I tried the trick about holding the lens and the camera is working again.

I suggest you first see if the camera will power on when switched into playback (picture review) mode. Move the slider to the playback position and turn on the camera. Can you review pictures? If not, then clean the battery contacts by rubbing them with a pencil eraser and replace the batteries. Try holding the power button down for several seconds, it seems like my camera is slow to power on sometimes.

If you can review pictures in playback mode you'll know the problem is not batteries, battery contacts, or the LCD display and circuitry. Is the lens stuck? To jar it free, try holding the camera upside down and tapping the edge against the palm of your other hand while holding the power button down. As mentioned earlier, this used to work for me.

Good luck

Posted on Dec 31, 2007

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Are you using NiMH rechargable batteries? Digital caemras are real battery eaters and Nickel Metal Hydride batteries are the only ones that can stand up to the drain. Buy ones with the highest power rating yu can get. If this doesn't help, then the power board has started to fail and needs replacing.

Posted on Apr 04, 2007

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Try buying very high quality recharable batteries. You might have low quality batteries and the camera eats the battery up quickly.

Posted on Mar 24, 2008

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Digital cameras need to run on rechargeable batteries, If you are already using rechargeables,have a look at tha mAh value which should be written on the side. Retailers recomend a value of at least 1800,personally i would go for 2100.

Posted on Oct 25, 2008

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I have the same problem and after many different contraptions to try to keep it closed I simply used a ponytail holder. Just a simple brown hair elastic. (a large one) It has worked well for over a year now.

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Two reasons why the camera automatically switch off.

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- try to insert fully charged battery or replaced a new fully charged battery.
2. The camera stopped due to malfunction.
- removed/ re-insert battery and switch the camera on.
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It is always worth trying the simple things first :)

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